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Solana Beach photographer opens first mixed media show at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Peggy Stokes: ‘I look at things differently now.’ Photo/Kristina Houck

Peggy Stokes’ new art show “Out Side The Box” showcases her mixed media pieces at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

New artist joins Del Mar Art Center

Marcus Thorne is the newest addition to the Del Mar Art Center. An accomplished architectural designer and artist, he also teaches Wine and Canvas painting classes at local venues including Mia Francesca at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

Solana Beach artist to join ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station

Todd Murphy of Solana Beach paints pet portraits, including “smush-face dogs” like the Boston terrier.

Solana Beach artist Todd Murphy’s paintings and La Jolla photographer John Maher’s work will be featured in the ninth annual ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station Aug. 16-17.

Solana Beach employee featured at City Hall Gallery

Photographer David Kloz.  Photo by Kristina Houck

From Monday through Friday, David Kloz works as a management analyst for the city of Solana Beach. When he’s not at work, Kloz is often outside with a camera.

A collection of his photos is currently on exhibit at his workplace, the Solana Beach City Hall. It’s the amateur photographer’s first ever show.

“I’m curious to see what the response is going to be,” Kloz said. “We all see the world in a different light.”

Del Mar Art Center hosts competition

The Del Mar Art Center announces an art competition with the theme, “Images From Life,” open to all San Diego artists ages 18 and older. The competition is open now through Oct. 26, with winners announced by Nov. 15.

Carmel Valley artist shares love of papier-mâché at her new studio

The former host of a TV show on a local Israeli station, Sarit Harel was on assignment when she met and interviewed a woman who inspired her to change her career. Now she has opened Paper Mache Art Studio in Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Middle School artists receive Reflections Awards

(L-R) Award winners Hannah Leibowitz, Helen Cho, Susan Lin, Melanie Limas An and CVMS Principal Laurie Brady.

Carmel Valley Middle School celebrated its Reflections Awards with a record number of entries this year. The Reflections director at CVMS, Victoria Shoushtari, says the program encourages students to explore opportunities within the art world. Categories include visual arts, photography, music composition, literature, film production and dance choreography. This year’s theme was “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” The Reflections program is part of the California State PTA. Local winners move onto the state level then to nationals. More information on the program can be found at http://www.pta.org

Artists wanted to create fence art for Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail

The Solana Beach Public Arts Advisory Commission (PAAC) is looking for artists or teams of artists to create fence art for the Coastal Rail Trail (CRT) along Highway 101, north of Lomas Santa Fe.

Carmel Valley student artists winners in city’s Water Conservation Poster Contest

By Sidharth Udata, Ocean Air Elementary School

Two local winners of the 14th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest were honored by San Diego City Council at a ceremony on May 19. The ceremony celebrated the 19 children whose artwork helped spread the message to “Waste no Water.”

The two local winning student artists were Jenny Kim, from Notre Dame Academy who received first place in the third grade category, and Sidharth Udata from Ocean Air Elementary School, second place in the fourth grade category.

Exhibit by accomplished photographer on display at Solana Beach Library

Jack Daynes has made birds the focus of his photography for the past 15 years. He says, “Birds can be difficult subjects, but I always enjoy the experience of trying to get their portraits.”

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